My Business Plan calls for me two enter a National Competition this year, so I submitted two of my new State Park Series paintings in the Ray Mar 7th Annual Art Competition. Only twelve artists out of hundreds are juried into the competition each month. Then only the "Best in show" those 12 selections make it into the competition for cash prizes . While a cash prize is nice, even being selected as a monthly finalist is a Big Deal. Galleries and collectors take notice and reputations sky-rocket, so the competition is really fierce. I'm just glad that my work has progressed to the level that I feel comfortable entering it into a national Competition.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Many Thanks to Seacoast Artist Gallery at The Market Common for selling my painting of "The Beach Picnic. ". I appreciate you finding it a new home
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Artist, Cecelia Campbell, will be at the Seacoast Artists Gallery at The Market Common, on May 19, 2013 . Please drop by the gallery at 3032 Nevers Street, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 for a visit
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Wednesday saw Bruce and I getting up at 2 am to join a photo shoot on Bull Island, SC sponsored by the Seacoast Artists Guild. Fifteen members of the Guild met at Pawleys Island to car caravan to Garris Landing.
From there we picked up a ferry which would take us both ways
to and from the leeward landing on Bulls Island .
From there we all piled in an open air truck which transported across the island
From there we all piled in an open air truck which transported across the island to Boneyard Beach on the Atlantic coast in time to see the sunrise
to Boneyard Beach on the Atlantic coast in time to see the sunrise.
Ostensibly photographing the sunrise was the main purpose of the trip.
Not too surprisingly most of the participants, including my husband Bruce, were photographers; only a couple of us were painters by avocation. I'm sure many of the images caught by the camera folk will be much better quality photographs than mine
but I am happy with my results. What my pictures may lack for in photographic skills, they more than made up for as reference material for future paintings
Part of the 62,000-acre Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge,the secluded beaches of Bulls Island, South Carolina
has something for everyone including photographers, a painters
or those who just want to get away for a day of exploring. All too soon we had to return to the mainland.
Goodbye, Bull Island. We'll miss you.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
This evening the Seacoast Artists Guild officially opened its new gallery at The Market Common. President Woody Bower kicked the event of with a ribbon cutting and a word of praise to all those who worked so hard to make this event possible.
Joining Woody in the Welcoming remarks was The Market Common Representative, Brooke.
Both had especially high praise for our Publicity Chair, June Groft, who spear-headed the project from Day one.
The event was well attend by the artists, their families and friends, as well as the general public.
The live demonstrations put on by artists
Muralist, April Bensch ( with Maria Delaney)
Sculpture Marlene Askin ( with Margaret)
Painter, Sharon Sorrell
and Wood Carver, Richard Cash and Jeweler Doug Elder all drew special attention from the TV and local news media.
Of course, refreshments prepared by our hardworking behind the scene staff were a favorite with everyone
Congratulations, Seacoast Artists Guild members. You did a great job.
Check out what the local press had to say about the event
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here's an updated view of the Seacoast Artist Guild Gallery at The Market Common just before the Grand Opening with all the artists work properly displayed. It really looks very classy.